Elsan Sanitising & Cleaning Products for Caravans, Motorhomes & Marine
Elsan's history goes back to the 1920's when Ephraim Louis Jackson, a London entrepreneur and amateur chemist could see a universal need for indoor toilet sanitation and he invented and patented a unique design of toilet for use indoors with special chemicals to kill diseases and prevent foul odours. His business flourished abd in 1924 he decided to found a company to concentrate on marketing these products.
Taking his initials E.L. And the first three letters of sanitation he called his company ELSAN. In the early 1930's he sold out to his largest competitor, the plumbing specialst, Sanitas, who had seen Elsan as a potential rival.
The company quickly became the largest manufacturer of non-mains toilets in the UK. In the last days of Empire these new facilities were in great demand in the colonies and Elsan began distributing to India, Africa and also to the United States, where Jackson took out his earliest patent as early as 1928.
During the outbreak of war in 1939 Elsan was able to play a valuable part in supplying hygienic toilet facilities that were easily portable in any field of battle. This greatly improved the health of our armed forces by helping to prevent the outbreak of diseases such as cholera and dysentery. Special lightweight aluminium toilets were even produced for installation in bomber command Lancaster, Wellington and Halifax bombers.
By this time Elsan had become the generic name for the chemical toilet.
From 1949 the country began to invest heavily in better housing for all and mains sanitation with indoor toilets became the expected standard. The economic growth also saw increasing incomes and many families could now afford their first motorcar. In 1947 Sam Alper developed caravans light enough to be towed by cars and founded Sprite Caravans in 1949.
For Elsan, the decline in the domestic market was replaced by growth in this new sector and during the 1960's caravanning became a fashionable leisure pursuit.
By now, Elsan Blue, the only toilet fluid to pass the stringent British Standard test, has become a byword for excellence.
Elsan is becoming indispensable in many other areas too. The growth of air travel has led Elsan to develop specialist products for passenger aircraft.
Elsan is also supplying the canal and marine boating industries which continue to grow in line with increased prosperity and leisure time. From outdoor wedding venues to building sites. Elsan supplies the toilet hire industry throughout the country. Elsan has even developed special chemicals for use in touring coaches and by rail operators.
In 1996, Elsan moved into a purpose built, state-of-the-art premises in Sussex. While continuing to introduce ground breaking new products to ever expanding markets. Elsan's prime position as world leaders in chemical sanitation remains assured well into the future.
Homestead Caravans have been stocking and supplying Elsan toilets & chemicals since 1962 beginning with the Elsan Bristol chemical toilet and the 2L and 4L Elsan Blue toilet fluids.
We now stock almost the full range of Elsan chemical sanitation products for caravanning, motorhomes and camping. These include the popular and trusted Elsan Blue this powerful anti-bacterial formula kills germs and odours. Elsan Blue is pleasantly fragranced, non staining and suitable for all chemical toilets and cassettes. This has been complimented by the Elsan Double Blue range which is available in 400ml, 1litre and 2 litre bottles, this is double concentrated so whilst exactly the same unbeatable anti-bacterial performance as Elsan Blue, it provides twice the doses making it especially good value. And because it is concentrated, it also takes up less valuable storage space.
With the introduction of the two tank portable chemical toilet and the cassette toilets which are now a standard item on most caravans and motorhomes Elsan introduced the Elsan Pink Rinse and Double Pink Rinse which when added to the flush tank, Keep the toilet fresh and remove bad odours when the toilet is flushed, they also lubricate and clean the bowl. Elsan Pink Rinse is available in 400ml and 1 litre bottles.
Double Rinse is available free in a 2 litre bottle, when bought in a special promotional pack with 2 litre Double Blue, this is one of Homestead's most popular toilet chemical packs.
Elsan were also the first company to introduce the New Blue Bags, these toilet chemical sachets are clean, safe and easy to use as they are in pre-measured doses and the sachets dissolve on contact with water.
With Elsan's advanced biological technology they have introduced two new chemical toilet fluids. The Elsan Superkem Toilet Fluid and Rinse which represents a major breakthrough in chemical toilet sanitation, its advanced , long lasting anti-bacterial formula dissolves waste and kills odours in super fast time. Moreover Superkem can be used in both your top tank as a toilet rinse and in your waste bowl to break down waste. The Superkem is available in a 2 litre bottle.
Elsan Organic 2 litre Toilet Fluid & Rinse has been developed with brand new biological technology which works in a completely different way to conventional toilet fluids. Because Elsan organic is faster acting, it immediately helps prevent toilet odours from the waste tank. By dissolving waste and removing odours naturally, the chemical smell that has long been associated with caravan toilets has at long last been eliminated and replaced with a delightful mild fragrance. No harsh chemicals, no chemical smell. Elsan Organic makes your toilet a better place and you'll be doing your bit for the environment too!
Also available: Elsan 1lt fresh Water tank Cleaner for fresh water containers, tanks and systems de-scales and eliminates algae and bacteria, ideal for use after storage or overwintering. Elsan 2 lt Grey Water Tank Fresh, eliminates grey water odour and dissolves grease to help keep the grey water system clean, fresh and free flowing, keeps your system as fresh as a daisy.
Other very popular Elsan products are the Elsan Toilet Bowl Cleaner in 750ml squeeze action bottle, specially made to remove deposits and leave caravan and motorhome bowls fresh and sparkling clean. For peace of mind during the winter month's Elsan 4 litre Glycol Free Anti-Freeze protects caravans and motorhome fresh and waste water systems down to – 40 degrees C. fresh and waste water taps, pipes, filters and tanks. To complete Elsan's caravan, motorhome and camping range of fluids is the Elsan Anti-bacterial Screen Wash for clean, safe windscreens on cars and motorhomes. Anti-bacterial formula guards against Legionnaires disease from screen washer systems.
Elsan toilet fluids, anti-bacterial ranges and other products help ensure safe, trouble free holidays in caravans, motorhomes and boats.
You'll be in good company too....Eurostar, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and SNCF all use Elsan to ensure the safety of their passengers.